Video Conferencing for Businesses

Video Conferencing for Businesses

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) allows you to send messages and make calls to other individuals. Read this article to see how VoIP will benefit your business. VoIP systems are ideal for conference. Your turnover can increase by purchasing VoIP equipment. Over the internet you can engage in speech conversation and send multimedia messages via VoIP.

No Travel Costs

Almost immediately you will make your money on a VoIP system with the savings you make on travel costs. Justifying the cost of travelling to conferences can be tough for several companies. Look at the savings you will make on travel costs and then see if it is worthwhile getting a VoIP system. Your yearly travel spend will almost always be more than the price of a VoIP system. You will also need to consider salary of the people travelling and any expenses. Given the recent harsh economic conditions, sustaining profitability has become difficult for some businesses. In recent years, the quality of VoIP has been improved so much that it can feel like the person you’re calling is in the room with you. Research has shown that all commercial meetings can take place via a VoIP system.

Improved Productivity

When team members are working in different location, communication amongst them can decline. Clarity isn’t always available through e-mail and phone conversations, so they generally aren’t the best ways to communicate. If we can’t see the person we’re talking to, there is more likely to be a misinterpretation of the communication. In business, good communication is vital as it leads to jobs being finished quicker. Audio-visual calls are available on most VoIP systems these days. If we can see the person we’re talking to then naturally better communication will occur. It can be difficult to distinguish moods through a voice conversation only. Decisions can me made quicker with a VoIP system which will ultimately improve your company’s productivity.

Better Recruitment

You can record your VoIP calls. You can record interviews. Additional managers can be played the interview. Before you hold the official interviews at your headquarters, you can screen candidates to see if they’re appropriate for the position. This is a good way to see if they have the knowledge to perform the job. Your time can be wasted by holding numerous interviews with applicants who don’ have the qualities you’re looking for. Before you record the conversation you will need permission from the applicant.

Staff Retaining

Research has shown that the daily commute to the office is one of the main reasons why people leave their jobs. The work-life balance is another reason, 84% of workers surveyed by the Corporate Executive Board said they were unhappy with balance between work and home life. Therefore, if you allow staff more time at home they are more likely to stay with your company. Business phones can be a high expense for companies. However, a VoIP system allows free calls.

Competitive Benefit

Your business may gain the competitive benefit by incorporating the video element into calls. Skype is commonly used by many across the world and soon may be the way forward to contact businesses. When we can see other people, we are more likely to trust them.

Ecological Initiatives

Your CSR report can have a VoIP unit on it. It will reduce your carbon footprint as your business won’t need to travel.

Keep these thoughts in mind when purchasing a VoIP unit:

  • Broadband is required for it to function at full ability
  • The area it will be stored in
  • In one call how many people do you think will be involved?
  • Areas that it is possible to be used in

This article was written by Brian Madden; Online Publicising Associate at Crown Telecom. I often write about technology and things about the communications trade. Connect with me on Google+ by visiting this link

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